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Sunday, 13 June 2010

Gorillaz Set List Glastonbury Festival 2010

Gorillaz Set List Glastonbury Festival 2010

You might recall last's years Glastonbury highlight as being the Blur reunion set. This year Damon Albarn's Gorillaz unexpectedly get's the lime light as they have bravely stepped into what was supposed to be U2's spot.

Gorrillaz played their set on the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night of the Festival. It featured plenty of songs from new album, Plastic Beach.

Featuring a guest performance from the iconic Lou Reed and a loving tribute to Dennis Hopper who appeared on the song Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey's Head, the set proved to be a truly special Glastonbury event.

Set List:

Orchestral Intro
Welcome To The World Of Plastic Beach (with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
Last Living Souls
O Green World
Kids With Guns
Stylo (with Bobby Womack)
On Melancholy Hill
Rhinestone Eyes
Empire Ants (with Yukimi Nagano)
Dirty Harry (with Bootie Brown)
White Flag
Superfast Jellyfish (with De La Soul)
Glitter Freeze (with Mark E. Smith)
Some Kind of Nature (with Lou Reed)
El Manana
Cloud of Unknowing (with Bobby Womack)
Pirate Jet

Gorillaz Set Encore:

To Binge (with Yukimi Nagano)
Fire Coming Out of the Monkey's Head
Feel Good Inc. (with De La Soul)
Clint Eastwood (with Snoop Dogg)

Starting with 'Plastic Beach,' the stage revealed banks of instruments, a strong section and backing singers, and two-thirds of the surviving members of the Clash -Paul Simonon and Mick Jones -- alongside the Horrors' Faris Badwan and Albarn himself. Not a bad bunch to cobble together at the 11th hour.

From Snoop Dogg the Gorillaz drew on Bobby Womack, imperious in a black outfit, for the woozy funk of 'Stylo' -- without Mos Def, however, who had to pull out of Glastonbur for family reasons. 'Superfast Jellyfish' had De La Soul trading lines over Gruff Rhys' bouncing vocals, while Mancunian survivor Shaun Ryder came onstage to pay tribute to departed comedian Frank Sidebottom with a version of the Gorillaz' previous chart-topper 'Dare.'

Mark E. Smith, looking more and more like an evil baby with every passing day, grimaced and glowered through 'Plastic Beach's 'Glitter Freeze,' with fellow rock curmudgeon Lou Reed playing some deliciously scuzzed-up guitar alongside his oh-so-dry vocals on 'Some Kind of Nature.' And for 'Clint Eastwood?' Snoop Dogg, shades and puffa jacket and some West Coast hip-hop support for Albarn's eclectic collective.

Check out the other musicians that played on the same stage, Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg and Dizzee Rascal.

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